Yamaha DVD-CX1

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  1. Yumbo

    Yumbo Cinematographer

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    hi,

    thinking of getting this.
    anyone have it, price paid, reviews?

    thanks!
     
  2. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Chris, I know of one person on this forum who owns the 'CX1. He reported being very happy with it. I believe it sells for $1000 USD. Do a search of this board for discussions of the 'CX1, including commentary from the owner I mentioned.
     
  3. Steve Simm

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    I have been looking at this unit as well. It seems to be on closeout now although as far as I know it has only been out a few months? My local dealer was selling it for $699 as a demo but in the paper this am it was listed as $499 demo...I'm sure as a demo it doesn't have the original packing but should come with everything else. I may pick it up today as my old CD changer has about died and I have been wanting to try DVD-A anyway. Not able to take advantage of the progressive scan abilities as I have an older Sony RPTV. Does anyone know how the CX-1 performs and if it has any type of bass management for DVD-A? I will be running it through a DSP-A1 for now.
     
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    Keith: Thanks for the link. After reading it I remembered seeing it before. I am close to going to pick this up.
     
  6. KeithH

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    Steve, no problem. Let us know how you like the 'CX1. I am not really in the market for a new DVD-Audio player right now, but I am curious to read some feedback on the 'CX1.
     
  7. Andrew_Ballew

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    I started that thread-----Still love the player, but am looking to upgrade already--- I am thinking very seriously of a cinematrix modified player, so I am about to put this up for sale here on the forum. If you want first shot I am offering it at $650 + shipping. It is perfect!
    cheers
    Andrew B
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  8. Steve Simm

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    I finally picked up this player yesterday and will give my first impressions of it. First let me say that I am no audiophile but I know what sounds good to me. In playing standard CD's this player sounds good- better than my 9 year old Nakamichi MB-3 and as good as my Sony DVP-S7700. I am running this through a DSP-A1 and am using Boston Acoustic VR-M60's, VR-MC, VR-MX's, and a SVS 20-39PC. I have not hooked it into the 6 channel input on the the back of the A1 so I haven't heard the DVD-A capabilities of this player yet. I am going to pick up some cables this afternoon and will report back on that later. I did buy the Queen "A Night at the Opera" DTS/DVD-A disc yesterday. This was my first crack at multichannel audio and I did not like the DTS version on the disc- it sounded a little "fake" for lack of a better word so hoping for a better experience with DVD-A. I will also say that I did not spend a lot of time tweaking my system yesterday so I may get much better results with the DTS disc after more adjustments. In watching DVD movies last night I am impressed so far with the video quality. Compared to the 7700 the picture seemed sharper and more detailed on my NTSC set (Sony KP53V80) using the CX1. I am looking at getting a HDTV set in first QTR of 2003 so until then I can't comment on the progressive ability of this player. Overall I have to say this is pretty decent player. I'm not sure why Yamaha discontinued this model so soon after introduction unless it was to make a universal player available but if you can find one on closeout it is worth taking a serious look at. I can't say I would ever have paid the msrp for it but at $500 it is a good buy and when I am ready to make the move to SACD I can pick up a reasonably priced player and have the best of both worlds[​IMG]
     

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